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Xanthomendoza fallax


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*** Warning ***

Although there aren't many lichen that are poisonous, there are some that are high in vulpinic or usnic acid and they are toxic. 

While I have tried to link images with lichen names, I am not a specialist in this field.  I have used books and images to try to look up, categorize and name the various species.  My identification should in no way be relied upon as accurate. YOU alone are responsible for properly identifying any lichen that you may be interested in.  I have attached names to images which I merely THINK resemble the species.

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There are many yellow-coloured lichens.  Xanthomendoza fallax is commonly known as the "Hooded Sunburst Lichen".  Its bright yellow colouring easily catches one's eye.  Some of the specimens below were photographed growing on a Maple tree.

 

 

Yellow lichen growing on maple tree trunk Xanthomendoza fallax Sunburst

Lichen - 19
Photographed in Southern Ontario on a Maple tree.

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Hooded Sunburst Lichen Xanthomendoza fallax yellow lichen on maple tree trunk

Lichen - 20
Photographed in Southern Ontario on a Maple tree.

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Xanthomendoza fallax Hooded Sunburst yellow lichen on tombstone Maine

Xanthomendoza tombstone - 1
Photographed in a Maine cemetery.

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Lovely Lichens &
Magnificent Mosses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lichens - Two types of organisms living together - a fungus and an alga.  The fungus makes the body that protects the alga, and the alga provides the food for the fungus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thoreau once wrote:  "I find myself inspecting little granules as it were on the bark of trees - little shields or apothecia springing from a thallus - such is the mood of my mind - and I call it studying.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lichens were problematic for biological classification but are now classified as fungi under the genus and species of the host fungus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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